The Vikings are poised to take over the NFC North right now with the changes in the division. Here’s one trade they should try to pull off before the NFL Draft.
Last year the Vikings were a little bit of a letdown in their own right, but you can pretty much point to the kicking game and Zimmers overall lack of actually knowing what he is doing.
However, 2022 and its NFL Draft cold bring about a good turn for the Vikings. With a coach who knows what he’s doing, and a GM who might stop blowing the draft this could be when they turn the corner. The whole Kirk Cousins contract and what to do question seems to be at the moment dead in the water. As he looks to stay on the roster for one more year.
I know no one will be excited about it, but the Vikings need to spend another pick on a defensive back. The 2022 NFL Draft will offer the Vikings their choice to fill any of their holes as they will have a top-3 DB/DL/OL at that slot. Those seem to be their biggest needs at the current moment, and with the possibility of the best IDL in the draft sitting there at 12th it might be hard to pass up. Filling out that defense to match with one of the more dynamic offenses in the NFL will finally create a full team.
Knowing the multiple options they have in the draft what trade could they make that narrows down what they should do?
The Minnesota Vikings will be screaming SKOAL all night long if they can pull off this trade. With their current holes and current questions, there should be a player they need to target. That player is Byron Jones, CB Dolphins.
Jones just got under a 66 grade from PFF and he is already on a contract, which is one of the reasons the Dolphins have talked about getting rid of him. Should the Vikings make this much-needed trade giving up little draft capital, I would look for them to adjust his contract quickly after he arrives in the purple and gold.
He will instantly come in as the best corner on this roster, which would free them up to target IDL or OL at their 12th overall pick. Or match him with a top-3 CB in this draft.
Due to the size of his contract and the fact he’s about to be 30-years-old, it should not take much for them to pull this trade-off. The Dolphins just like the Vikings are undergoing a lot of changes, and I think this trade would work out well for both sides. Though I would not be surprised if the Vikings attempt to try and trade for one of the Browns corners either considering that’s where the new GM comes from.
Should they choose to go back to their GMs old stomping grounds, then I would look for them to target Greedy Williams though he may cost more than the Vikings are willing to give up. There will be enough OL in the draft and free agency, I wouldn’t look for the Vikings to target that position in a trade.